1900s: Vaudeville and Marriage

After spending time in Alaska looking for gold and a stint playing cornet with the Royal Hawaiian Band in Hawaii, Jesse returned home broke. With his sister Blanche he turned to vaudeville, starting with a duo-cornet act which led to producing high-class musical vaudeville acts in New York.

[ABOVE]: Jesse and sister Blanche, circa 1904.  [ABOVE RIGHT] Jesse and Blanche at Tony Pastor's Theatre in 1903

Jesse in rough rider uniform for a military number; at the height of their vaudeville success . [ABOVE RIGHT] Jesse and his bride Bessie, two days after their marriage, in 1909 in Boston.